bike trailer Sony SLT A99V Full Frame Digital Camera
The best low light performance yet of the Alphas I have owned. Still would like and onboard flash, for those lazy moments, and to control the Metz Ring Light.
Yes, there is a wireless flash delay. Makes using the Metz Ring Flash nearly impossible. The current patch is to use the A99's FEL, or Flash Exposure Lock, and then the delay goes away. Just don't change the distance to subject or the exposure will be off.
You will need the HVL-F60M flash as the adaptor that comes with the camera is not secure enough to trust your F42, 43, 56, or 58 too. That little wheel just won't stay tight.
Can take nice clean video, but seems to be hit or miss unlike the A77. Some have recommended turning off Steady Shot for video and that seems to help sharpen things up.
The onboard MIC is very, very good.
Range lock for the autoexposure works great.
Not sure if it is weather sealed as well as the A77. Disney World raft ride... no problem for the A77. Even took a soaking at the water park and the A77 kept on shooting. Very impressive but not confident the A99 would fare as well.
The view finder is exceptional and the tilt swivel screen makes those high/low shots easy.
Duel card slots are interesting but seems that some software won't upload from both cards without manual intervention.
Seems to be a power hog but then again I have everything turned on. Getting approx. 200-220 shots per charge.
Definitely needs a firmware upgrade and I hope it gets as much attention as the A77, which is currently on release number 1.07.
Be sure to give the auto portrait feature a try! The Sweep feature works vertically also.
As mentioned above you will probably want the HVL-F60M flash, one or two 94mbs memory cards, an extra battery and a great lens such as the SAL2470Z which plays very well with the additional autofocus points.